'''Teal''' is a medium-saturated, blue-green color, similar to medium green and dark cyan. Its name comes from that of a bird—the Eurasian teal|common teal (''Anas crecca'')
—which presents a peculiar colored stripe on its head.
It can be created by mixing blue with green into a white base, or deepened as needed with a little bit of black or gray color.
The complementary color
of teal is maroon
It is also one of the initial group of 16 HTML/CSS HTML color names|web colors
formulated in 1987.
The first recorded use of teal as a color name in English was in 1917.
[Maerz, Aloys John and M. Rea Paul (1930) ''A Dictionary of Color'', New York, McGraw-Hill, p. 205; color sample of Teal: p. 101 Plate 39 Color Sample L7]